Language

Minor in Language

For both specializations, students must complete six credits of first-year English, Arts One, or the Coordinated Arts Program in their first year.

Students must complete six credits from ENGL 210 – 232 (ENGL 229 or an introductory course in language, rhetoric, or communication is recommended). In their third and fourth years, they complete ENGL 330 and 331, and 12 additional credits of senior English language courses.

The minor courses are distributed as follows:

  • Either ENGL 318 and 319 (Linguistics emphasis) or ENGL 310 and 311 (Rhetoric emphasis)

and

  • Six additional credits from ENGL 307 – 328, 340 – 348, 352

Note 1: Courses outside the English Department may not be counted towards the Minor. No other English literature courses apart from those listed above (ENGL 343 – 348, 352) can be counted towards the Minor.

Note 2: ENGL 318/319 has replaced ENGL 320 and cannot be taken for credit by students who have completed ENGL 320. Students who have taken ENGL 320 prior to September 2015 can count this course towards their English Language Minor.

Note 3: ENGL 330/331 has replaced ENGL 329 and cannot be taken for credit by students who have completed ENGL 329. Students who have taken ENGL 329 prior to May 2011 can count this course towards their English Language Minor.

Note 4: ENGL 321, 322, and 330A, and 331 are offered through UBC Distance Learning, though not every term or every year. See the website: http://ctlt.ubc.ca/distance-learning/courses/engl/. While these courses offer flexibility in completing degree programs, students are strongly advised, because of the technical content of these courses, to take the on-campus sections, if at all possible. Students enrolled in the distance courses should seek help from their distance instructor. They should not expect help from instructors of on-campus sections of the same classes as the course content may vary.

Students may declare a Minor in English online. For an advising form, click here.